Jonesboro Bicycle Accident Lawyers - McDaniel Law Firm, PLC
Bicycling is a popular activity enjoyed year-round by Arkansas families, including children. But like motorcyclists, bicyclists are vulnerable on the roads. Despite wearing helmets and reflective clothing, a bicycle rider can sustain serious or fatal injuries when struck by a car or truck. According to a 2011 Arkansas State Police report, 129 cyclists were injured in collisions with vehicles. Car accidents involving bicyclists are rarely minor. And to make matters worse, bicycle accidents in many cases are caused by a careless or reckless driver of a car or truck.
McDaniel Law Firm, PLC understands long-term impact a bicycle accident can have on injury victims and loved ones. Often, families are dealing with the loss of a child in a bicycle accident. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that the highest injury rate in bicycle accidents involves children between 10 and 15 years old.
While some bicyclists may only escape with minor scrapes or bruises, oftentimes the consequences are much more severe. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries can easily happen when a cyclist's head strikes a car or pavement. Almost three-quarters of cyclists killed sustained major head injuries.
Broken bones and fractures also are common. If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycle accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Arkansas who can protect your rights. Don't face the physical, emotional and financial aftermath of a cycling accident alone.
How do bicycle accidents happen in Arkansas?
Accidents often occur when drivers fail to see the bicyclist or observe the right of way. In many cases, the driver is distracted, perhaps sending or receiving a text message or operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In some bicycle accidents, a driver does not look and sideswipes the bicycle rider when changing lanes or turning onto another road.
Other common scenarios leading to bicycle accidents include:
- Car turns directly in front of a bicyclist.
- Driver leaves a side street or parking lot and pulls into traffic in front of a bicyclist.
- Motorist runs a stop light or stop sign and runs over bicyclist.
- Driver sends a text message or is in some way distracted.
- A drunk driver hits a bicyclist.
Can a bicycle accident lawyer in Jonesboro help?
Serious accidents demand serious legal representation from a bicycle attorney in Jonesboro. There's no room for error when dealing with negligent individuals who caused your accident - or insurance companies looking to keep money out of your pocket. That's why we're here. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC has the experience and resources necessary to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
An accident can turn your life upside-down in a matter of seconds. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC is ready to help. Call 870-336-4747 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office. We proudly serve clients throughout Northeast Arkansas (including Jonesboro, Paragould, Craighead County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Mississippi County, Poinsett County), all of Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee.